Four-year-old filly Romance Is Diane, a grade I stakes winner, is the 5-2 favorite among eight entrants in the $250,000 California Cup Classic presented by City National Bank, the centerpiece of Oak Tree's 10-stakes series of races exclusively for state-breds at Santa Anita Oct. 5.
- Dark Bay or Brown Mare
- Born 2003
- CA -Bred
|Jockey||Frank T. Alvarado|
|Owner||Richard J. O'Neill Trust|
|Breeder||David Abrams, Victor Johnson, Jack Nakkashian & Paul Wick|
|Lightmyfirebaby View Five-Cross Pedigree||Unusual Heat||Nureyev|
|True Melody||Valid Appeal|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Broodmare||Nofa Equestrian Resort||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$400,000|
Irish-bred Bahama Mama, a steady speedster still seeking recompense for a flawed graded stakes debut in the United States, and the ultra consistent Victorina, who has never before raced on grass, will be the co-high weights at 118 pounds in Oak Tree's $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Oct. 4.
Lightmyfirebaby gained victory in the roughly contested $112,700 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. III) when the front-running Bahama Mama ducked out severely on the synthetic main track portion of the hillside turf course at Santa Anita April 13, impeding three other horses.
Wake Up Maggie, an Irish-bred import from the United Kingdom making her first start in the U.S. for trainer Julio Canani, is the 119-pound high weight in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita April 13.